I'm ashamed of you for calling me un-Christian. That's a very
un-Christian thing to do.
As I said in an earlier post to Adrian, I find the Bible scandalous in
many respects. Were I to quote from it, I'd find myself endorsing all
manner of offensive tribal action.
We just have different perspectives, that's all. You think the United
States is a terrible place, and I think folks have a better life here
than in most places I've visited. I see nothing "un-Christian" about
capitalism, nor do I see anything "un-Christian" about some folks having
a higher standard of living than others. This is basic human behavior -
reward and punishment - depending upon behavior. I don't think that
communism and socialism and other economic systems that force the
sharing of wealth are more Christian than a system where folks raise
their standard of living based upon their hard work.
Where do you travel? Look at the difference between rich and poor in
Africa, South America, the Arabian peninsula, and many other places.
Our maid (from Mexico) was living in a cardboard box over there. Now
she lives in a white frame house here in the states - the highest
standard of living she has ever had. "Poor" folks in this country have
I'm not sure I understand your complaints.
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Subject: Re: [Fwd: RE: [Fwd: RE: Darwinism/Compassion]]
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 21:20:03 -0500
From: Jan de Koning <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Lucy Masters <email@example.com>,firstname.lastname@example.org
At 09:45 AM 23/02/02 -0600, Lucy Masters wrote:
>Well...I guess we'll just have to "agree to disagree." Your definition of
>what's "bad" or "evil" is just different from my definition. I don't
>think death is evil, I sympathize deeply with folks in the hospital who
>want to die, I think it's the heighth of stupidity to feed people who
>refuse to practice birth control, reckless to use antibiotics on a massive
>scale, and on and on. The argument which you and I engage in here on an
>individual basis is reflective of the science/religion debate on a larger
Lucy, I wonder how you defend your un-Christian attitudes on this forum
where most of the participants are believing Christians. Can you give
proper biblical arguments?
Jan de K.
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